That the new Nokia that is HMD-made 3310 model is the star of the 12 months’ mobile phone World Congress, says more about how dull smartphones are becoming than it can about the appeal of Nokia’s chintzy slab of noughties nostalgia.

The original 3310, first released 17 years ago, is just about the material of legend. Nokia sold more than 100 million 3310s, establishing the Finnish company as the world’s dominant maker of mobile.

The newest Nokia 3310 does look one thing such as the old model from the leading. Its individual light grey oval buttons are similar, and the framework that is colour-matched the screen is equivalent shape due to the fact original. It also comes in a few of the exact same colours which can be popular red, navy and yellowish. But that is pretty much where in fact the similarities being visual.

Here are the specs of Nokia 3310:

SCREEN 2.4-inch QVGA LCD (167ppi)
OS Nokia Series 30+
STORAGE 16MB (plus microSD expansion)
PORTS Micro USB, 3.5mm headphone jack
CAMERA 2MP rear camera
SIZE 115.6mm x 51mm x 12.8mm

It’s easier to speak about what you never get with the 3310 than what you do get. In line with the Series 30+ platform which was created by SoC-maker MediaTek which eschews modern luxuries like GPS, Wi-Fi, and even 3G and connectivity that is 4G 2.5G Edge is fast as it goes, therefore you need to check your carrier for help. Instead, you obtain a stripped back selection of features which cover the fundamentals of calling, texting, and telling the time.

You will find frustrations being few no WhatsApp being the main one. But it’s a phone that is perfectly capable and having a big dollop of nostalgia regarding the side it has appeared.